Posts By: Max Smolev

Soon airlines will finally be forced to post the real price

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Finally. It doesn’t happen often, but there is a new regulation that I wholeheartedly support. Starting from January 24th 2012 airfares in ads will have to include taxes and fees. Yes! It means when the ticket costs $1500 it won’t be advertised as $500 super fare, which just happen to have extra thousand bucks in […]

Carrier IQ: poor little victim of carrier’s desires (NOT)

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Sometimes when I read TechCrunch I’m not sure if they’re just trolling or accidentally “omit” certain aspects of story. You have probably seen enough Carrier IQ news everywhere — how it’s capable of recording everything on your Android phone but choses to only “help carriers to improve service”, how Apple turned out to also have […]

A few thoughts about an ideal Android phone: Razr Glaxy Nexus anyone?

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So, today is the day for Android announcements. Motorola has Razr completely and officially unveiled. Samsung and Google showed Galaxy Nexus and new Ice Cream Sandwich OS. And as I’ve already got accused of being a hater for my initial impressions of the presentation, I decided to think about the ideal combination. What would make […]

Ice Cream Sandwich presentation: first impressions

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Well, I’ve watched to Ice Cream Sandwich presentation from Hong Kong. It’s always nice to see new hardware and software, though here the actual presentation seemed to have ran into rough patches repeatedly. Aside from the fact that all presenters were speaking in front of a video screen (which created horrible dotted patterns, driving youtube […]